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Help me Remember an Anime from my Childhood

When I was a child I was exposed to some very early anime. I remember fragments of it, but not what it was called, the plot or any reall relevant details. The general theme seemed to be that an evil...thing was trying to control the world. His primary henchman was a man whose power was to turn people into...mannequins seems to be the best fit. [more inside]
posted by Pontifex on Dec 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Help find a gift for my Grandpa with Parkinson's

What do I get my Grandpa who can't do much anymore? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Dec 17, 2007 - 19 answers

How to unstick videotape?

How do I prevent an old video tape from sticking? [more inside]
posted by mbarryf on Dec 15, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me find my boyfriend's coat!

My boyfriend has a coat he found at Salvation Army he just loves. However, it's dying from overuse. Help me find a new one for Christmas. [more inside]
posted by stoneegg21 on Dec 12, 2007 - 14 answers

My lovely gentleman friend and I are going to be in San Juan for New Year's Eve. Help us figure out where to shack up for the evening!

Where's the party at on New Year's Eve in San Juan? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Nov 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Creeping myself out.

What are these reddish brown stains on the floor of my "vintage" apartment? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Oct 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Quality intergenerational time that transcends disabilities

What activities can I initiate with my substantially-deaf, substantially-blind grandfather? [more inside]
posted by moreandmoreso on Oct 16, 2007 - 15 answers

Name the movies

Two old movies: what were they? [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling on Sep 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Will our 14 year old lab survive lipoma removal surgery?

Our nearly 14 year old female lab mix has a huge lipoma on the side of her chest. It does not seem to bother her or interfere with her movement - although she does not like it to be touched - but this grapefruit sized tumor continues to grow, and is definitely a bit bigger now than it was at this time a year ago. Our vets want her opertated on immediately. They fear the lipoma will rupture. [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Aug 13, 2007 - 8 answers

two introverts and a baby

My husband and I are expecting our first child - we are older, fairly introverted, no extended family nearby, and most of our friends either have older, not-very-dependent children, or are childfree. We don't belong to a church or synagogue (and won't be joining one) and our neighborhood is secluded and full of older folks who we don't really interact with much. I have a very real fear that I will be isolated once I have this child and stay at home with it - a friend of mine said "don't expect to find a fun time at Gymboree - those mothers are bitches!" So there goes that. Has anyone else overcome their introvert tendencies once they reproduce? If at all possible, I want my baby to get out in the world more than I usually do. I'm intimidated by the hot young moms I see with their babies in slings around town - I don't think I would have much in common with them.
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2007 - 38 answers

"The young die young that they may avoid corruption. The old live long that they may repent."

Can anyone identity the source of this saying? "The young die young that they may avoid corruption. The old live long that they may repent." [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Jul 30, 2007 - 2 answers

What is this image from?

Does anyone recognize what book this illustration is from? It looks pretty old. Hopefully in the public domain.
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Jul 26, 2007 - 13 answers

My life is not a Steve Carell movie

Please help me not be the next 40 year old virgin! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2007 - 31 answers

An English book set in blackletter?

I want to read a book set in blackletter. Not just for titles 8212; I want blackletter for the text. Unfortunately I don't read German, nor a Northern European language, and I want to really read it, not just look at it, so it has to be a book written in English or French. I'd prefer a book from the past two centuries. [more inside]
posted by Utilitaritron on Jul 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Nintendo DS games for a 10 years old girl.

A friend of mine went to china and got me some cool nintendo DS hardware. In exchange, I told him I'd find some cool games for his daughter to play with. She's 10 year old. [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Jul 17, 2007 - 13 answers

Recommend a birthday gift for 2-year-old twins, ships internationally and costs under $50... uh, please?

Recommend a birthday gift for 2-year-old twins, ships internationally and costs under $50... uh, please? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jul 1, 2007 - 21 answers

Is in any way dangerous or unhealthy to drink very old/expired soda?

Is in any way dangerous or unhealthy to drink very old/expired soda? [more inside]
posted by boscord on May 29, 2007 - 20 answers

Help me find old car safety ratings?

Seeking safety data for old used cars. [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on May 28, 2007 - 6 answers

What is this beautiful weird thing?

Weird thing I found. Any idea what it is? Possibly a coin or button or.... Has some bird on one side... the other side has a ??? [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita on May 15, 2007 - 17 answers

Most appropriate way for trashing old computer?

How do I properly dispose of my computer? [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased on May 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Needed: Antique/Used/Abused lumber or tables

Sources for antique wood from old construction, like old crossbeams, etc? Or used/abused antique tables? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Mar 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Volvo gone, New car needed

Oh no! My Volvo 240 is going down the tubes due to a transmission that just decided to start clanking. I've decided its not worth the $1000-1700 to fix it, so I need to buy a different car relatively soon. I've never bought one before. How do I? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Mar 14, 2007 - 10 answers

How to make a child comfortable around those that are different from them

How do I expose my 2 1/2 year old son to people who have handicaps, or chronic illnesses like CP or MS? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on Mar 2, 2007 - 32 answers

Old time footage of San Francisco

I need some old-time footage of San Francisco in the 40s or 50s, and of Shanghai in the 20s. Anyone have any ideas of DVDs I could rent and rip some shots off of? [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Feb 20, 2007 - 5 answers

What's the arm like thing on old turntables?

I've noticed on some old turntables there's a kind of arm-like thing that can be put above the disk, and it's not the reading head, it's smaller and seems to have a spring... What is that for??
posted by PowerCat on Feb 19, 2007 - 26 answers

Old west Mythbusters

Mythbusting Question: can you help me find inspiration in the old west? [more inside]
posted by asavage on Jan 24, 2007 - 205 answers

Teaching an older blogger new tricks (or how to train a writer over 60 to make their posts sparkle)

Teaching an older blogger new tricks (or how to train a writer over 60 to make their posts sparkle) [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Jan 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Oh to not have to jockey for time to brush my teeth.

Older house thread: Most older houses have one tiny little bathroom and no real closets to speak of. Help me figure out how to rectify that! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jan 14, 2007 - 11 answers

I know there has to be one of these for sale *somewhere*...

Where can I find a back issue of Life Magazine? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Dec 7, 2006 - 8 answers

I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for?

I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Dec 3, 2006 - 25 answers

And the woman shall say, "Amen. Amen."

It was always my understanding that Numbers 5:11 in the Hebrew Bible refers to an abortive procedure. However... [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Nov 9, 2006 - 17 answers

Essential Old-School Hip-Hop

Good Old School Hip-Hop [more inside]
posted by Dantien on Oct 13, 2006 - 27 answers

Help indentify this reggae song.

reggaefilter: Can someone identify the old reggae song excerpt at the beginning of the video of Rancid's Ruby Soho? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Sep 25, 2006 - 4 answers

Override fonts for specific websites

My eyesight just isn't what it used to be. How do I force specific websites to show up with a larger font in Firefox? [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Sep 21, 2006 - 20 answers

How do I install Ubuntu on an old laptop with no CD drive?

My place of employment sees a LOT of laptops come and go. Recently a PIII Dell Latitude L400 ultralight came through and was marked for surplus, but I want to use it for Ubuntu. One snag, though. [more inside]
posted by smallerdemon on Aug 21, 2006 - 12 answers

Old FW enclosure problem...

I have an external firewire CD burner that I want to repurpose as an external firewire hard drive. [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Jul 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Ancient Hard Drive

I'm having trouble getting files off an ancient hard drive using an enclosure. Help! [more inside]
posted by alan on Jul 19, 2006 - 8 answers

What's the phone-like sound at the end of my video tapes?

So I've been watching a bunch of older movies on VHS like Wait Until Dark (1963) and Sword in the Stone (1967). At the end when everything's black, right before it turns to the black and white noise, there's a sound of a phone dialing very quickly, or something similar. Anybody else ever noticed it? Out of curiosity, any ideas on what that is, how it happens, why it's there, or anything at all about it?
posted by freddymungo on Jul 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Don't Shoot!

What to do with an old 35mm camera? [more inside]
posted by ldenneau on May 30, 2006 - 22 answers

Why are these signs backwards?

Why would someone paint backwards signs onto the side of a building? [more inside]
posted by cmonkey on May 1, 2006 - 21 answers

Download PHP 4.2.2 for Windows

Where can I find a Windows binary or installer for PHP 4.2.2? [more inside]
posted by matthewr on Apr 9, 2006 - 4 answers

Bull Run style rap

Name that "Yo MTV Raps"-era video. [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Apr 8, 2006 - 6 answers

Why are old people stupid?

The recent stories about the difficulty our seniors have found in understanding the Medicare prescription benefit, coupled with continual reports of vehicular "issues" among the elderly, make me wonder about old people, and whether I will be just like them when I get there. [more inside]
posted by Bud Dickman on Mar 21, 2006 - 39 answers

In search of photos of people aging

I'm looking for photos taken of people at various points in their lives, showing the effects of age on their appearance. Where can I find these? [more inside]
posted by teem on Mar 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Chocolate lab with tumor

I have an almost-14 year old chocolate lab, who collapsed about 6 weeks ago. They thought she had pancreatitis, but that was negative. In the course of events, they did an ultrasound and found an adrenal tumor, also a small nodule on her spleen. [more inside]
posted by marciabcd on Mar 11, 2006 - 11 answers

old film lost cause?

I have 4 rolls of film form from honeymoon trip to vegas i have now been married 10 years would it be worth trying to get it devolved or are all pics lost
posted by starvinron on Jan 23, 2006 - 15 answers

I need early issues of Internet World.

Does anyone have early back issues of Internet World magazine? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Dec 13, 2005 - 5 answers

What can stay in a bottle for 23 years and still be good?

OldLiquorFilter: Help me find a decent bottle of something 23 years old and containing alcohol. [more inside]
posted by kalimac on Dec 12, 2005 - 19 answers

Looking for an old Apple game

I'm looking for the name of an old computer game, that ran on an Apple IIe (I think). [more inside]
posted by Godbert on Dec 2, 2005 - 15 answers

What old game am I thinking of?

I'm trying to remember an old PC game, but the details that I can remember are rather vague. [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Nov 7, 2005 - 18 answers

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